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yesqcy - Local 63 approves contract - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Really? At least if you're going to post be honest. And if you're being honest you should really work on your pride. For Pete sake, Walmart and McDonald's just announced they're going to pay well over minimum wage, but you want our police and firefighters to take pay cuts? Be realistic please if you want to be taken seriously.
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Nice looking girl, though...........
yesqcy - Local 63 approves contract - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
No thanks. Just looked it up. My insurance would go up more than what I pay in property tax for the city. I think I'll stick with professional firefighters that have to answer to me as a tax payer, I'm their boss
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Is the pilot still part of the Adams County Sheriff's Dept?
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I haVe no problem with going to volunteer or a hybrid of volunteer with paid officers/management

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